Now many friends of the Glee star are coming forward and speaking publicly about the "demons" Cory just couldn't vanquish and, we must warn you, their insights are heartbreaking.
One friend swears the 31-year-old actor tried to stop being so destructive, but "just couldn't."
"Cory fought his demons and the demons won. Cory wasn't going out and doing these things to have fun. He couldn't stop. He tried. He just couldn't."
Ugh!!! He attended AA meetings just a few days ago, and even that couldn't save him!!
His autopsy showed traces of heroin and alochol, but another friend says Cory abused other substances, too.
That friend admitted:
"He was shooting up heroin and crystal meth. It was very scary. [There were] major track marks [on his skin]… His detox was very long."
Ugh! It's all just so sad!
According to one source, Cory even knew every relapse might be his last.
That source said:
"[Cory] was super committed to getting sober. He would often say, 'This my last chance.'"
Sadly, he was right.
While the horrible way he left us will always be a footnote to his fabulous legacy, it's important to remember how wonderful of a man he was.
All of his friends agree that he was just a super decent human being.
One of them said:
"Cory wasn't a bad guy. He tried so hard to beat this. He didn't want to use. But he had a disease. He was an addict. There's nothing nice about it, but that didn't make him a bad guy."
We miss you so much already, Cory! Rest in peace!
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